Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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May 2, 2012

Teachers, volunteers to be recognized in May

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Board of Education has proclaimed May 3 to be Teacher Appreciation Day in Cumberland County. Also, with the school year coming to a close, the board also took action to recognize the contributions of volunteers in the school system, with a day of recognition set May 16.

The resolution honoring teachers states, "Whereas teachers spend countless hours of their time and energy preparing materials, grading papers and projects, studying about issues in education, consulting with administration, parents, students and fellow educators; and

"Whereas, teachers nurture students and encourage them to be excited about learning so they can enhance their lives and become good citizens; and

"Whereas, teachers create a safe and inviting place for the students to grow and learn while participating in daily activities; and

"Whereas, great teachers transfer their passion for learning onto their students; and

"Whereas, effective teachers give positive and constructive advice, praise accomplishments, and adjust their teaching styles as needed to meet the individual needs of students,

"Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Cumberland County Board of Education recognizes the numerous contributions that our teachers make each day by establishing May 3, 2012, as Teacher Appreciation Day in all Cumberland County Schools."

The resolution encourages each school and community to recognize the contributions of its teachers at that time.

David Bowman, 7th District representative, moved to approve the resolution, supported by Gordon Davis, 5th District representative. The motion was unanimously approved.

Volunteers who give of their time and energy to assist students and teachers will be honored on Volunteer Appreciation Day in all Cumberland County School May 16.

The resolution states, "Whereas, volunteers spend hours of their time and energy assisting teachers and students by grading papers, working on projects, working in classrooms, and attending field trips; and

"Whereas, volunteers encourage students and teachers to be excited about learning so they can enhance their lives and become good citizens; and

"Whereas, volunteers often give positive and constructive advice, praise accomplishments, to help meet the needs of students."

Victor Randolph, 6th District representative, moved to approve the resolution, supported by Bowman. The motion was unanimously approved.

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